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Covid-19: Elderly consumers set to drive eCommerce market post-crisis

Covid-19: Elderly consumers set to drive eCommerce market post-crisis

Those aged 65+ are set to continue their shift online during Covid-19, and are likely to make more discretionary purchases than younger people in the short-term.

Covid-19: Online continues yoy growth despite stores reopening

Covid-19: Online continues yoy growth despite stores reopening

Online continues to report significant yoy growth for the month of June, but fashion remains stagnant in lockdown.

Covid-19: Boots announces 4,000 job losses as it focuses on digital

Covid-19: Boots announces 4,000 job losses as it focuses on digital

Boots UK announces 4,000 job losses across its head office, stores and optician teams as it looks to expand its digital business following Covid-19.

Pandora opens digital hub, appoints new supply chain chief

Pandora opens digital hub, appoints new supply chain chief

Pandora opens digital hub in Copenhagen, appoints new supply chain chief, and says it's increasing ad spending as stores reopen.

Covid-19: Eight John Lewis stores will not reopen, putting 1,300 jobs at risk

Covid-19: Eight John Lewis stores will not reopen, putting 1,300 jobs at risk

The John Lewis Partnership says it won't be reopening eight stores closed during the pandemic, with around 1,300 jobs at risk.

Nike rolls out new retail technology in China concept store

Nike rolls out new retail technology in China concept store

Nike opens its first Nike Rise concept store, in China today, revealing several new retail technology enablements.

Aldi commits to removing 2.2 billion items of plastic by 2025

Aldi commits to removing 2.2 billion items of plastic by 2025

Aldi commits to removing 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging by 2025 by removing unnecessary packaging and switching to alternative materials.

Boots brings in global brands VP to run eCommerce as Neary departs

Boots brings in global brands VP to run eCommerce as Neary departs

Boots pulls in global brands VP Jamie Kurruish to run eCommerce until a permanent successor for Sophie Neary is appointed.

Covid-19: What did Rishi Sunak announce in the summer economic budget?

Covid-19: What did Rishi Sunak announce in the summer economic budget?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a raft of announcements in his economic update, but what will help the retail sector?

Superdrug makes social media anti-bullying pledge

Superdrug makes social media anti-bullying pledge

Superdrug is making a pledge to combat cyberbullying and online trolling across its social media platforms.

Shell loyalty scheme ad deemed misleading

Shell loyalty scheme ad deemed misleading

The Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaints about Shell radio ad, judging it to be misleading in its "carbon neutral" claims.

Asda extends Wincanton logistics partnership

Asda extends Wincanton logistics partnership

Asda and Wincanton confirm two-year extension to logistics partnership.